What Happened in 1952

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 418

  • Jan 1 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
  • Jan 1 38th Rose Bowl: #4 Illinois beats #7 Stanford, 40-7
  • Jan 1 18th Sugar Bowl: #3 Maryland beats #1 Tennessee, 28-13
  • Jan 1 18th Orange Bowl: #6 Georgia Tech beats #9 Baylor, 17-14
  • Jan 2 "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • Jan 3 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 3 Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
  • Jan 5 Flying Enterprise sinks

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Jan 5 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 7 French Plevin government falls
  • Jan 8 Jordan adopts constitution
  • Jan 9 Belgian Pholien government resigns
  • Jan 9 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

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Jan 9 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jan 10 Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors," premieres in Paris

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jan 10 The Greatest Show on Earth", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring James Stewart and Carlton Heston, premieres in New York (Best Picture 1953)

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • Jan 11 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
  • Jan 12 NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13
  • Jan 12 University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student
  • Jan 14 "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • Jan 14 Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
  • Jan 14 Snowstorm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
  • Jan 16 New Dutch bible translation finished

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Jan 16 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 17 1952 NFL Draft: Bill Wade from University of Vanderbilt first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • Jan 19 NFL takes control of NY Yanks
  • Jan 19 PGA approves allowing black participants
  • Jan 20 British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
  • Jan 20 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • Jan 21 Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
  • Jan 24 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
  • Jan 24 Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base

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Jan 25 Test debut of Australian Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Jan 26 At least 20 people have been killed and 100s injured during riots in Cairo against the British
  • Jan 28 40th Women's Australian Championships: Thelma Coyne Long beats Helen Angwin (6-2, 6-3)
  • Jan 28 40th Men's Australian Championships: Ken McGregor beats Frank Sedgman (7-5, 12-10, 2-6, 6-2)
  • Jan 30 Lehmer verifies: 2^521-1 & 2^607-1 (183 ciphers) Mersenne-prime #
  • Jan 30 Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres
  • Jan 30 Korean War truce talks deadlock
  • Jan 31 Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1½ centuries
  • Jan 31 Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 1 General strike against French colonial rule in Tunisia
  • Feb 1 SN Behrman's "Jane" premieres in NYC

Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 2 B.B. King's “3 O’Clock Blues” hits #1 on the US Billboard's R&B hit parade to become his first national hit

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

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Feb 4 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

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Feb 6 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Feb 8 "RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day" debuts on NBC TV
  • Feb 8 Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc
  • Feb 10 India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power
  • Feb 11 2nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 108-91 at Boston

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Feb 13 Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • Feb 14 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway

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Feb 15 King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI

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Feb 16 Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Feb 16 Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
  • Feb 18 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca win
  • Feb 19 French offensive at Hanoi
  • Feb 20 "African Queen" opens at Capitol Theater in NYC
  • Feb 20 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
  • Feb 21 Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)
  • Feb 21 Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
  • Feb 21 9th Golden Globes: A Place in the Sun, Fredric March, & Jane Wyman win
  • Feb 24 Betty MacKinnon and Sam Snead win the LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
  • Feb 25 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
  • Feb 26 Netherlands-Indonesian Unity conference
  • Feb 26 PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

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Feb 28 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • Feb 29 Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
  • Feb 29 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of GER
  • Feb 29 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA
  • Feb 29 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
  • Feb 29 The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
  • Mar 1 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
  • Mar 1 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
  • Mar 2 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
  • Mar 3 Puerto Rico approves its 1st self-written constitution
  • Mar 5 Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London
  • Mar 8 Antoine Pinay forms French government
  • Mar 9 Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title

BattleCoup d'état

Mar 10 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Mar 15 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • Mar 15 Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
  • Mar 16 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record)
  • Mar 16 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 18 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
  • Mar 20 24th Academy Awards: "An American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win
  • Mar 20 Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate
  • Mar 21 "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances
  • Mar 21 -22] Tornadoes in Ark, Tenn, Mo, Miss, Ala & Ky cause 343 deaths
  • Mar 21 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US
  • Mar 21 Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
  • Mar 22 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
  • Mar 23 Rangers with less than 14 minutes to go blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks. Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 seconds
  • Mar 24 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
  • Mar 26 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63
  • Mar 26 F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich

MurderAssassination Attempt

Mar 27 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • Mar 27 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
  • Mar 27 "Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released
  • Mar 28 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 728

  • Jan 2 Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)
  • Jan 2 Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 2 Graeme Strachan, Australian rock singer (Skyhooks) (d. 2001)
  • Jan 3 Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer
  • Jan 6 Armelia McQueen, NC (Bkln Conservatory), actress
  • Jan 6 Grant Goodeve, actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 6 Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Jan 6 Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • Jan 7 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio)
  • Jan 8 Lauri Walters, actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 8 Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer (1984 Chilliwack)
  • Jan 8 Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • Jan 9 Eveline L Herfkens, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Jan 9 Hugh Bayley, British politician
  • Jan 10 Scott Thurston, keyboardist/guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Jan 11 Ben Daniel Crenshaw, PGA golfer (1976 Bing Crosby), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 11 Lee Ritenour, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 11 Massimo Lopez, Italian comedian
  • Jan 11 Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright
  • Jan 11 Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Ricky Van Shelton, country musician
  • Jan 12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
  • Jan 12 Walter Mosley, American author
  • Jan 13 Cornelius Bumpus, keyboardist (Doobie Bros-Minute by Minute)
  • Jan 13 Sharon Gabet, actress (Edge of Night, Another World), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Jan 14 Sydney Biddle Barrow, madam/autohr (Mayflower Madam)
  • Jan 14 Maureen Dowd, American writer
  • Jan 14 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania
  • Jan 15 Melvyn Gale, rocker (ELO)
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Savannah Ga, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64)
  • Jan 16 Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
  • Jan 16 King Fuad II of Egypt (1952-53), last King of Egypt, born in Cairo
  • Jan 17 Larry Fortensky, former husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor (7th)
  • Jan 17 Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jap, rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)
  • Jan 17 Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Jan 18 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
  • Jan 18 Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
  • Jan 19 Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • Jan 20 Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
  • Jan 20 Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
  • Jan 21 Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • Jan 21 Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • Jan 22 Karen Moe [Thornton], US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1972)
  • Jan 22 Teddy Gentry, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • Jan 22 Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 23 Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
  • Jan 24 William F Readdy, Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
  • Jan 25 Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
  • Jan 25 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 26 Mario Runco Jr, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 26 Thomas Edward Henderson, SC, basketballer (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • Jan 27 Brian Gottfried, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 27 Peter Garland, composer
  • Jan 27 "White Shoes" Johnson, American football player
  • Jan 29 Tommy Ramone, [Erdelyi], Budapest, Hungary, rock drummer/bassist (Ramones)
  • Jan 30 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
  • Jan 31 Rosanne Musgrave, headmistress (Blackheath HS)
  • Jan 31 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)
  • Feb 1 Roger Y. Tsien, Chemist (Nobel Prize 2008) born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2 Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 2 Park Geun-hye, 1st female President of South Korea (2013-), born in Jung-gu, Taegu
  • Feb 3 Fred Lynn, baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 3 Jack Fields, (Rep-R-TX, 1981- )
  • Feb 4 Jerry Shirley, rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
  • Feb 4 Lisa Eichhorn, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 4 Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • Feb 5 Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • Feb 6 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Oly-96)
  • Feb 6 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
  • Feb 7 Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
  • Feb 8 Hans Van de Lubbe, Dutch bassist/singer (Dike)
  • Feb 8 Nancy Lord, Libertarian VP candidate (1992)
  • Feb 9 Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 9 Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
  • Feb 10 Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 10 Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore
  • Feb 12 Salvador Pineda, Mexico City, doctor
  • Feb 12 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 2010)
  • Feb 12 Michael McDonald, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 13 David Puilum Choi, Hong Kong, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Feb 13 Ed Gagliardi, American rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 13 Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
  • Feb 14 Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • Feb 16 James Ingram, American vocalist (Just Once), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Feb 16 Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
  • Feb 17 Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • Feb 17 Karin Janz, East German gymnast
  • Feb 18 Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], American vocalist (Angel of the Morning), born in Virginia
  • Feb 18 Veronica "Randy" Crawford, US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)
  • Feb 19 Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexico, PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
  • Feb 19 Amy Tan, American novelist
  • Feb 20 Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 21 Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • Feb 22 James Philip Bagian, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 22 Wayne John Levi, Little Falls NY, PGA golfer (1983 Buick Open)
  • Feb 22 Bill Frist, American politician
  • Feb 23 Brad Whitford, Mass, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Jamie Got a Gun)
  • Feb 24 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
  • Feb 24 Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Oly-silv-1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
  • Feb 25 James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 14 Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 21 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (19) marries for the 2nd time to actor Michael Wilding (39)

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 8 Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30) at the Little Brown Church in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan
  • Mar 24 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Cambodia king Norodom Sihanouk (29) weds Paule Monique Izzi

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Jul 2 Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 9 American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 9 Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • Jul 15 Gerald D Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 31 Soprano singer Leontyne Mary Violet Price (25) weds concert bass-baritone singer William Warfield (32)

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17 Country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • Oct 18 Latin actress Maria Felix (38) weds actor and singer Jorge Negreta (40) in Mexico
  • Nov 18 "Rock Around The Clock" rock and roll pioneer Bill Haley (27) weds Barbara Cupchak

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 28 Actress Gene Tierney (31) divorces fashion designer Oleg Cassini (39) after almost 11 years of marriage

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 29 Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 11 Actress Agnes Moorehead (51) divorces actor Jack G. Lee (50) after 22 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 156

  • Jan 4 Constantl Permeke, Flemish painter (Boerin), dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Nawab of Pataudi, cricket (play polo 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind), dies
  • Jan 5 Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Antonia Maury, discoverer (supergiant, giant & dwarf stars), dies
  • Jan 8 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor (b. 1885)
  • Jan 14 Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (b. 1878)
  • Jan 15 Ned Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
  • Jan 17 Walter O "Spike" Briggs, owner (Det Tigers), dies at 74
  • Jan 18 Curly Howard (Jerome Lester Horwitz), American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) (b. 1903)
  • Jan 20 Arthur Farwell, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 22 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • Jan 25 Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • Jan 26 Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
  • Jan 26 Khorloogiin Choibalsan, leader of Mongolia (b. 1895)
  • Feb 2 Charles De Roche, actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72
  • Feb 2 Johann Babtist Thaller, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Reginald Allen, cricketer (uncle of Gubby, Test Aust v Eng 1887), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 6 George VI, King of Britain (1936-52), dies at 56

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Feb 9 Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
  • Feb 10 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1880)
  • Feb 13 Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71
  • Feb 13 Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • Feb 14 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • Feb 16 Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
  • Feb 19 Knut Hamsun, writer, dies at 92
  • Feb 19 Lawrence Grant, British actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
  • Feb 27 Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
  • Mar 4 Charles Scott Sherrington, English scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Mar 5 Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 7 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • Mar 11 Pierre Renoir, French stage and film actor and director (b. 1885)
  • Mar 21 Wilhelm Albrecht, German SD-chief, executed
  • Mar 22 Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
  • Mar 23 Klaas Schilder, Dutch vicar/theologist/antifascist, dies at 61
  • Mar 31 Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)
  • Apr 2 Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
  • Apr 5 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
  • Apr 5 Charles Collett, GWR chief mechanical engineer (b. 1871)
  • Apr 11 Wadih Sabra, Lebanese composer (Kulluna lil Watan), dies at 76
  • Apr 13 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79
  • Apr 21 Leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61
  • Apr 21 [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing, dies at 62
  • Apr 23 Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies
  • Apr 23 Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Neart], Flemish writer, dies at 60
  • Apr 23 Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (b. 1887)
  • Apr 24 Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • Apr 24 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59
  • Apr 27 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865)
  • Apr 30 Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer, dies
  • May 1 William Fox, [Fried], US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73
  • May 6 Alberto Savinio, Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 6 Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

  • May 8 William Fox, Austrian-born film producer (b. 1879)
  • May 9 Canada Lee, African American actor (Lost Boundaries), dies in NYC at 45
  • May 11 Giovanni Tebaldini, composer, dies at 87
  • May 15 Albert Basserman, actor (Madame Curie, Rhapsody in Blue), dies at 84
  • May 15 Italo Montemezzi, composer, dies at 76
  • May 16 Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • May 16 Frances Benjamin Johnston, early American female photgrapher
  • May 18 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer, dies at 86
  • May 21 John Garfield, actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies at 39
  • May 23 Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85
  • May 26 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
  • May 31 Walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • Jun 9 Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • Jun 12 Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 Max Pulver, writer, dies
  • Jun 15 Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist, dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
  • Jun 17 Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89
  • Jun 17 Jack Parsons, American rocket-fuel pioneer and renegade occultist (b. 1914)
  • Jun 18 Efim D Bogolyubov, Russian chess player, dies at 63
  • Jun 19 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • Jun 20 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • Jun 24 Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer, dies at 84
  • Jun 27 Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Jul 2 Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cello player/pianist/composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 3 Daniel Zamudio, composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 3 Henriette Bosmans, composer, dies
  • Jul 4 Walter Long, dies at 73
  • Jul 6 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, French Canadian politician (b. 1867)
  • Jul 10 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 18 Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • Jul 18 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (b. 1906)
  • Jul 22 Antonio Maria Valencia, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 22 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58
  • Jul 25 Herbert Murrill, composer, dies at 43

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady and actress, dies of cancer at 33

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • Jul 27 Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • Jul 27 W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russia, ballet dancer, dies
  • Jul 31 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (South African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
  • Aug 5 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
  • Aug 11 Riccardo Martin, composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 12 David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
  • Aug 16 Lydia Field Emmet, American painter (b. 1866)